As a resurgent manufacturing hub and new energy producing region, the Mid-Atlantic is a key chapter for CEA. We work to get consumers, manufacturing interests, labor, and small businesses engaged in the ever-growing discussion on energy in states like Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.

CEA works to provide education and outreach on fracking, pipeline construction, offshore energy exploration, renewable energy and utility rates. As the region becomes a larger hub for energy production, CEA is positioned to lead the discussion on the importance of building out the region’s pipeline infrastructure to make the best use of the energy it produces.

CEA is also focused on ensuring consumers can continue to reap the benefits of lower home heating costs as a benefit of new natural gas production and that the coming Clean Power Plan regulations are implemented in a way that will limit the impacts to consumers.

  • Obama Puts US Arctic, Atlantic OCS Off-limits to Oil, Gas Activity

    CEA President David Holt discussed the recent administrative actions prohibiting energy exploration with the PanAtlantic Journal. U.S. President Barack Obama closed 3.8 million acres off the U.S. North and Mid-Atlantic coasts, and 115 million acres in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, to future oil and gas activity. The president made his Arctic move in coordination with […]

  • Carbon Emissions Down to Lowest Levels in 25 Years – Thanks to the Energy Revolution

    Concerned about air emissions? Here’s some good news – emissions in the United States are dropping and have been dropping due to the increased use of natural gas. In fact, U.S. carbon emissions are on track to be the lowest in almost 25 years. The federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported in October that carbon […]

  • Will America Reverse an Offshore Oil and Gas Agenda Gone Adrift?

    CEA’s Jack Belcher discusses the importance of taking at thoughtful, deliberative approach to implement successful policies for offshore energy exploration. In what promises to be one of its final major energy policy decisions, the Obama administration’s Interior Department released its next five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program with no lease sales scheduled for the offshore Arctic […]

  • CEA Issues Statement on Offshore Energy Announcement

    Houston, TX — Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt today issued the following statement following the Interior Department’s release of the Proposed Final 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program: “Today’s announcement removing yet more areas from consideration for offshore energy leasing over the next five years is a significant step backward […]

  • Eight Lessons From the 2016 Election

    CEA’s Mike Butler was interviewed by Politics PA on the role of energy in the recent election. “The biggest economic driver here is energy development,” said Mike Butler, a veteran Democratic strategist in the region who is executive director of the Consumer Energy Alliance-Mid Atlantic. “A large part of the Democratic Party seemed hostile to […]

  • Give New Leadership and Energy a Chance

    CEA President David Holt was featured in RealClear Energy discussing the results of the 2016 Presidential Election and its impact on energy policy. The silent majority, which includes working-class families, union workers, seniors, and households living below the poverty level, want the economic and environmental benefits America’s energy revolution can provide, like jobs, lower electric […]

  • When Conversations Turn Violent

    CEA President David Holt was featured in the Washington Examiner after anti-energy extremists deliberately attempted to shut down critical energy infrastructure, endangering not only first responders, but families, and the environment at risk. These coordinated eco-terrorist attacks could have been catastrophic. These groups are shifting from peaceful to increasingly violent protests — and it must stop. We […]

  • Consumer Energy Alliance’s Energy and Manufacturing Forum

    CEA recently hosted the Pennsylvania Energy and Manufacturing Forum to provide a unique opportunity for federal, state and local officials to discuss current energy issues and the importance of responsible energy development in the context of jobs, the economy and U.S. competitiveness. At PEIA member Consumer Energy Alliance’s (CEA) first Energy and Manufacturing Forum this week, […]

  • Casey, Toomey Hope for Bipartisan Effort on Energy Policy

    CEA’s Michael Whatley was featured in the Observer-Reporter following the Pennsylvania Energy and Manufacturing Forum. Pennsylvania’s Democratic and Republic U.S. senators were asked Tuesday to look beyond the upcoming presidential election and consider how various energy issues could be dealt with in Washington in 2017. The questions, which centered on tax reform, pipelines and regulatory issues, […]